CALF 21st Annual Fishing Competition: Buckenderra Holiday Village – Lake Eucumbene 19th – 21st Oct. 2012.
Cobbitty Aids Leukaemia Fund’s 21st Annual trout fishing competition was held from 19th to 21st October at Buckenderra, Lake Eucumbene. The event was held over three days from Friday to Sunday, with the dinner and auction held on the Saturday night.
A record 132 people entered the competition with several there for the social aspect rather than serious fishing, never the less 74 anglers weighed in fish with 150 rainbow trout and 131 brown trout caught averaging 680 grams clean weight. There was a much higher proportion of brown trout caught in this years’ competition than in previous years.
The largest Rainbow Trout caught was 904 grams cleaned caught by Dave Boys.
Largest Brown trout weighed 2380 grams cleaned caught by Adam Quinton. There were five brown trout over 2 kilograms weighed in.
The winner is judged on the best five fish for each angler, with 10 fish allowed to be weighed in over the three days per angler. This year’s competition winner was Andrew Ventner with five fish weighed in at 6881 grams. This was Andrew’s first win in the competition and was a record for the competition.
Junior winner was Dominic Forward with five fish weighed in at 6367 grams which was second place overall which was a great result.
The fishing and weather were great over the first two days with several competitors bagging out each day though windy conditions on the Sunday prevented many competitors from fishing and reduced the. number of fish caught. Fish were caught by trolling with a wide range of lures working well and the bait fisherman had most success using worms and power bait.
This year’s event raised over $10000 for R.P.A Haematology Unit, Sydney for research and patient care and included over $6000 raised at the auction. The event is held every October at Buckenderra Holiday Village. The generosity from the fishing and boating industry is overwhelming.
"jindy is fishing very well worth a look"
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne reports have continued to improve with some great polaroiding. The fishing can still be hard but you may be able to get enough shots that you find a fish that eats. Weather may play a big role too in how hungry and active the fish are. The main thing is they are there.
The lake is now going down but the fishing is still good with many fish are close to the shore with good numbers off browns taking woolly Buggers black,brown, and olive, B/H Nymphs are going well but let them drop for about 15 seconds.
Lake Tantangara :- No Reports
Bait fishing has been fairly good with some nice reports of rainbows and Browns being taken on power bait and Srcub Worms..Buckenderra has been the best area to fish with good size brown taking worms with rainbows on the power bait
Best places to try in Eucumbene continue to be Seven Gates, Buckenderra, and the Dam wall.
First pic is of rubbish left by other campers..not good enough!!!These people are giving us fair dinkum fishermen/campers a really bad name and in some cases I've heard of fishermen being told to pack up and leave certain areas!C'mon people,clean up your act!!!!